BANGOR — A grand jury has indicted a Maine man accused of savagely beating and robbing his 72-year-old father, then keeping him from seeking help.

Fred Ward of Levant was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury on Wednesday on charges of burglary, robbery, aggravated assault and kidnapping. He remains behind bars on $100,000 bail.

Authorities say the 31-year-old Ward was arrested Nov. 4 when Bangor police went to check on the older man, who had called the previous day to say his son had kicked in the door of his home.

The Bangor Daily News reports that police found the older man with injuries to his head and face, including eyes that were bruised and swollen shut and blood coming from his mouth.

Prosecutors described the beating as “savage.”